Appalachian State, a public university, was founded in 1899, designated a Normal School in 1925, became a state Teachers College in 1929 and gained university status in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Fine and Applied Arts, and the School of Music. Its campuses, totaling 1,100 acres, are located in Boone, 95 miles from Winston-Salem.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
17,518
Undergraduates
7,638
Men - 43.6%
9,881
Women - 56.4%
1,762
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 16,664 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
585 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,922
Out-of-state: $45,611
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,410
Out-of-state: $33,099
Room and Board
$8,752
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$10,465
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,105
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,014
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
26%
20-29
34%
30-39
16%
40-49
7%
50-99
6%
Over 100
1%
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Not reported Population
18,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mountaineer
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
1.6%
Black/African-American
3.6%
Hispanic/Latino
7.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
82.3%
Unknown
0.8%
International Students
0.4% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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